Current users of Bluebeam Revu, Cottee Parker, an architecture and design firm based in Australia tell the world exactly how they’ve managed to go paperless and improve their teams daily processes while doing so!
Cottee Parker, has been the lead architecture and design firm for one of Australia’s most-ambitious construction projects: Queen’s Wharf Brisbane, a nearly $4 billion mixed-use development in the Queensland capital.
In the initial design stages of the project, they were still using a paper-based process. This presented Cottee Parker with a number of challenges, primarily a complicated quality assurance (QA) process, where manually marked-up documents had to be distributed to team members in different locations.
The transition to Bluebeam Revu has allowed Cottee Parker to digitise thousands of project documents, streamlining and improving the firm’s QA process.
Additionally, their use of Studio Projects and Sessions has enabled the approximately 50 team members working on Queen’s Wharf to simultaneously update documents from different locations in real-time. These developments have led to a vastly more efficient process than its previous paper-based workflow, as well as better overall accountability and productivity thanks to the decreased risk of error.
What were the benefits?
- As many as 5,000 documents per month are now digital across Cottee Parker’s 50 team members, resulting in a substantial cost saving.
- Accessing the same set of markups simultaneously has allowed Cottee Parker’s architects to more easily manage the scale of Queen’s Wharf and respond to change more efficiently.
- Since switching to a digital environment, the company estimates that it has cut its time spent reviewing and approving documents by significant 50%.